Are you planning a trip to Barcelona and wondering how to get from the airport to the city center? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll cover all the information you need to know to leave Barcelona Airport and start your adventure in Spain.
Firstly, there are three main options for leaving Barcelona Airport and reaching the city center: the train, the metro and the bus. Let’s take a closer look at each one.
The Airport Train
The Barcelona Airport train is one of the fastest and most convenient ways to reach the city center. The R2 North Line leaves from Terminal 2 and runs every 30 minutes from 5:42 am to 11:38 pm. The journey takes around 25 minutes and stops at several stations in the city, including Sants Station, Passeig de Gracia, and El Clot-Arago.
To take the train, you’ll need to purchase a ticket from the vending machines or ticket office at the airport. You will find all the details on the video above.
The Airport Metro
The Barcelona Airport metro is another convenient option for reaching the city center. The L9 Sud Line leaves from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and runs every 7-8 minutes from 5:00 am to midnight (2:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays). The journey takes around 32 minutes and stops at several stations in the city, including Collblanc, Zona Universitaria, and Sagrada Familia.
To take the metro, you’ll need to purchase a ticket from the vending machines or ticket office at the airport. Details on the video above, including a step-by-step description on how to buy the tickets.
The Airport buses
Barcelona airport is covered both by local buses and the Aerobús, the official shuttle service running from the two airport terminals to the center of Barcelona. As it was the case above, you will find all the details on the video.
If you’re traveling with a lot of luggage or want a more comfortable ride, a taxi is your best option. You will pay whatever is displayed on the taximeter.
What is the best option to leave Barcelona airport?
Your choice will depend on many factors:
- the address you are heading to in Barcelona.
- the amount of luggage you are carrying.
- the day of the week and the time of the day.
If you’d like to know what we think would be the first option for you, drop us a comment either here or at the video in our YouTube channel, and we will try to help with specific instructions.
Barcelona airport is very well connected to the centre of the city, it is just a question of choosing the right transport for you.